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Mission group identifies 3rd American with Ebola

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The president of a missionary group says a third American sickened with the Ebola virus decided to return to Liberia after the other two people became ill.

Cease-fire agreement with Russia reached, officials say

KIEV, Ukraine — The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said today that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reached agreement on a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, but there was no immediate indication that the fighting would stop.

Russia’s gains cloud Obama’s assurances

For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia’s backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West’s inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.

U.S. manufacturing growing steadily

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine of them were still on the run today, a spokesman said.

U.S. eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

CHICAGO — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

No alcohol taste tests for children

PITTSBURGH — A parent enjoying an alcoholic drink might find his or her young child to be curious about what’s in that bottle or glass.

Dear Abby

Responsibility for birth control falls on both men and women

U.S. considers new mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said today.
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Obama defends veteran care lapses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration’s response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

Couple considers reconciliation

Dear Abby: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered.

Old-time religion

This week, The Answer Man looks at religions around the world:

Troops leave Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a row.

Foley’s death isn’t changing views in Congress

WASHINGTON — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers’ minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It’s equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.